Young Mary’s Record was lucky enough to have the wonderful, wonderful, wonderful eyes of Nashville’s own Jackie Osborne from Jackie Osborne Photography on the ground at Starry Nights Music Festival. Please enjoy her photographs, as well as the feedback from a variety of show-goers and musicians about their time at the festivities.
Describe the type of crowd at Starry Nights.
I’ll just list some adjectives: hippy, druggie, open, chill, young, adventurous, friendly. - Danny Fritz, festival goer.
Best Over Performance? : I thought the energy for the Buffalo Rodeo show was genuine and really put the festival in motion, for me. - Haley Cade, festival goer.
Jeff The Brotherhood. They’re on the stage somewhere.
The Kingston Springs.
Manchester Orchestra. Young Mary’s Record found out exclusively that MO wouldn’t be climbing the rock wall and doesn’t like heights.
Moon Taxi. If you haven’t seen their bumper stickers, they’re brilliant.
Technology Vs. Horse.
I acted like a fool the entire show. Granted, there’s nothing unusual about that but to do it in front of so many people was different. This was probably the largest crowd we’ve ever played to, and we did well in front of them. I wouldn’t say it was perfect, but I would say it was just right, like Goldilocks’ third bowl of porridge.
- Michael Farmer, frontman TVH, pictured above.
The entire festival felt like a success from Friday on. The feel was amplified by the amount of stuff to do besides go listen to music. So many fests claim they are music and arts, but Starry actually stepped it up in the arts section, where other festivals don’t. Having things like capture the flag and hot air balloons really helped add to the feel. - Nate Morguelan, festival-goer.
Cage is the obvious choice for the best overall performance. They never disappoint, especially when they’re so close to home. I can’t even begin to describe the change in the crowd as soon as Matt Shultz stepped on stage. The crowd was insane, almost riot-like. Every single person around me sang along, some even cried while singing just at the thought of Matt Shultz crowd surfing our way. - Versie Parker, festival - goer.
Tyler Watkins, Margot and The Nuclear So and Sos. I’ve been following this guy on Instagram for about two-three days now and he has a LOT of cool eyeglasses and sunglasses. Just FYI.
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